ERIC Number: ED249971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The "Give & Take" Formative Evaluation. Research Report 87.
Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.
"Give & Take" is a series of 12 15-minute television/film programs and related print materials on consumer economics designed to improve the economic knowledge and decision-making skills of 13- to 15-year-old students. This report describes the processes and presents the results of"Give & Take" formative evaluations which were conducted in age-appropriate classrooms to gather information to help insure that the final product would constitute an effective lesson. The environment in which the formative evaluation operated is discussed, as well as the plan for collecting reliable data on the programs at various stages of development and the issues, methods, and problems of the in-class evaluations. Individual evaluation synopses of all 12 programs form the bulk of this report; these synopses provide a sense of the major issues that arose during the development of each one, the sources from which these issues arose, and the decisions the project team made to address them. Appendices include a chart categorizing external review participants, lists of the script review team and evaluation sites and contacts, the questionnaire on treatments (i.e., the initial sketch of a proposed storyline), the student questionnaire, and a graph of student interest ratings for each rough-cut program. (THC)
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Decision Making Skills, Economics Education, Educational Research, Educational Television, Formative Evaluation, Junior High Schools, Material Development, Programing (Broadcast), Secondary Education
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50 per copy).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Television, Bloomington, IN.